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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report

Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl.

Abstract
Background:
Systemic sclerosis is a rare disease of connective tissues; it involves rare complications including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and scleroderma renal crisis which is similar in presentation.
Case Presentation:
The present case presents a 44 years old female with systemic sclerosis and combined complication. History was taken for the patient, several investigations and examinations were performed to confirm systemic sclerosis and to identify the accompanied complication. Lab investigations, kidney biopsy, CT scan, ECHO, X-ray, physical examination, cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal examinations were performed and systemic sclerosis accompanied by idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura was confirmed in the patient.
Conclusion:
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is an indication of early systemic sclerosis (SSc) and identifying TTP from scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) requires accurate investigations.

Key words: Systemic sclerosis, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Idiopathic TTP, case report.


 
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Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.1


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Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=289059 [Access: February 22, 2018]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.1


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Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.1



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Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.1



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Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl (2017) Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.1



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Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl. 2017. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.1



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Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl. "Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report." doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.1



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Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl. "Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report." doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.1



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Musab Abdullah Bin Shuayl (2017) Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura as an initial presentation of systemic sclerosis: a case report. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.1